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25 At-Home Science Experiments

Now that the kids are almost on summer break it’s time to start planning those daily activities. My biggest predicament is trying to find activities that I don’t feel are completely mindless (gotta keep those synapses firing, right?). What better activity to do with them than a fun science experiment? Learn all about the crystallization process with geodes and test the power of nature by walking on eggshells. Your afternoons are guaranteed to be tons of fun and educational with these 25 at-home science experiments:

  • Crystallization in Progress 1 of 25
    Crystallization in Progress
    Learn all about crystallization by making your own geodes.
    Find out more at Martha Stewart.
  • Elephant Toothpaste 2 of 25
    Elephant Toothpaste
    Have fun with yeast to make this foaming elephant toothpaste.
    Find out more at Preschool Powol Packets.
  • Dancing Oobleck 3 of 25
    Dancing Oobleck
    Follow the tutorial to create this concoction and watch the power of sound waves make it dance.
    Find out more at Housing a Forest.
  • Moving Towards the Light 4 of 25
    Moving Towards the Light
    Will the plant find its way to the light?
    Check it out at Plants for Kids.
  • Naked Egg 5 of 25
    Naked Egg
    Learn how to make a fully intact egg with no shell. Then experiment with it to see how far it can fall and still stay intact.
    Check it out at Imagination Station.
  • Why Leaves Change Colors 6 of 25
    Why Leaves Change Colors
    Through this experiment they can learn all about why leaves change colors in autumn.
    Find out more at Almost Unschoolers.
  • All About Density 7 of 25
    All About Density
    Layering specific liquids is a great way to teach kids all about density.
    Find out more at Steve Splanger Science.
  • Does it Dissolve? 8 of 25
    Does it Dissolve?
    Have them guess what will dissolve in water and what won't and then experiment to find out.
    Check it out at The Picky Apple.
  • Bubble Magic 9 of 25
    Bubble Magic
    Watch what happens when you touch this straw to the bubble.
    Find out more at Im Blog Hoppin.
  • Walking Water 10 of 25
    Walking Water
    See how water can move from one glass to the other.
    Find out more at 2012 Blog.
  • Magnetic Pipe Cleaners 11 of 25
    Magnetic Pipe Cleaners
    Introduce the young ones to the idea of magnets through pipe cleaners.
    Find out more at Heidi Songs.
  • Tornado in a Jar 12 of 25
    Tornado in a Jar
    See how a tornado forms by creating one in a jar.
    Find out more at Ellie Moon.
  • Force and Motion 13 of 25
    Force and Motion
    Race marbles down inclined pool noodles to experiment with force and motion.
    Check it out at The Techy Teach.
  • Floating Jellyfish 14 of 25
    Floating Jellyfish
    Make a jellyfish in a bottle and try to guess why jellyfish float and what direction it will go in when the bottle is turned different directions.
    Find out more at Bhoom Play.
  • Hot Air Rises 15 of 25
    Hot Air Rises
    Teach this concept to school age kids by lighting a tea bag on fire and watch what happens.
    Find out more at Ordinary Life Magic.
  • Plants Need Water 16 of 25
    Plants Need Water
    Predict what will happen when you stick celery stalks in colored water.
    Find out more at Tinker Lab
  • Fun with Water Beads 17 of 25
    Fun with Water Beads
    Use water beads to show how they expand by absorbing water. Experiment with them to see if they bounce, break, change shape and more.
    Find out more at Nurture Store.
  • Walking on Egg Shells 18 of 25
    Walking on Egg Shells
    What really happens when you walk on a carton of eggs?
    Find out more at Steve Spangler Science.
  • How Our Lungs Function 19 of 25
    How Our Lungs Function
    Learn all about the function of our lungs through this soda bottle experiment.
    Find out more at Early Bird Homeschool.
  • Why We Need Sunscreen 20 of 25
    Why We Need Sunscreen
    Teach the kids all about the importance of sunscreen with this experiment.
    Find out more at I Can Teach My Child.
  • From Solids to Liquids 21 of 25
    From Solids to Liquids
    Which solids can turn into liquids? Teach them the concept of solids and liquids by doing this experiment to find out the answer.
    Check it out at Creekside Learning.
  • Hovercrafts 22 of 25
    Hovercrafts
    Experiment with balloons and CDs to see if they can actually hover.
    Find out more at Scribbit.
  • Make it Rain 23 of 25
    Make it Rain
    Bring the concept of rain to a lower level by creating it in a jar.
    Find out more at I Can Teach My Child.
  • Bottle Rocket 24 of 25
    Bottle Rocket
    Predict the distance your bottle rocket will go in this fun experiment.
    Find out more at Child Central Station.
  • Learning About Buoyancy 25 of 25
    Learning About Buoyancy
    Place a ketchup bottle in a bottle of water and make it float or sink. Can you make a mustard packet do the same?
    Check it out at Science Bob.

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